I thought I addressed my opinions as best I could in my review.So, how do you (or anyone) think this compares to the other adaptations of this story--the classic Barry Fitzgerald version, the early 60s Ten Little Indians or the early 70s euro version?
I watched this over Christmas (BBC) and enjoyed it until the last 10 minutes when I realised it was the book's ending. I felt I had wasted 3 hours.There has been an obsessive trend of late to try and go back to the book's ending, first in a radio drama a few years ago and now this. I have to be honest, it's because of that, that I'm passing on this because I simply do not like the book's ending and have always felt that the change first made for the stage version and then incorporated into the 1945 version and all subsequent versions was superior.
The 1945 version has always been the best one to me thanks to its wonderful cast (save the bland June Duprez) and terrific sense of black humor mixed with tension. The 1965 remake is so-so but at least retains the essence of the 45 script and has a great mid-60s sense of glamor/style in its cast (Shirley Eaton of "Goldfinger" looking great and also a terrific confession scene moment that even surpasses the original), The 74 and 89 versions are awful and not worth seeing.
There was a computer game a few years back that mostly did return to the novel for a lot of thimgs, but in the end offered a far more interesting twist for the benefit of those already familiar with the story.